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    there isn't money left over has to do with decades of stagnant wages and reduced household income
    Remember that in 1980 one wage-earner was enough to support a family of four. I did, and so did most everyone I knew.

    So what's happened in the interim is that both parents have been removed from the home in order to stay afloat. Which has had a negative effect on children psychologically and in their intellectual/emotional development.

    In recent years, of course, we now have one parent (if not both) at home because they can't find work, but under a ton of financial stress. Which again affects everyone's quality of life.

    In short, the assault on families has been going on a long time, and it ain't gay people marrying that's doing that. It's the Rich and the Republican Economics of Trickle Down, Deregulation, and Privatization. Which "centrists" Democrats have accepted without even a slight criticism. Despite its clear-as-day failure.

    In the end, the 1%s goal is that our children will work for their children for free.

    Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats

    by Jim P on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 11:53:14 AM PDT

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